Utopia Ho!

This post caught my eye: If a small team of Silicon Valley millionaires get their way, in a few years, you could have a new option for global citizenship: A permanent, quasi-sovereign nation floating in international waters. With a $500,000 donation from PayPal founder Peter Thiel, a Google engineer…

This post caught my eye:

If a small team of Silicon Valley millionaires get their way, in a few years, you could have a new option for global citizenship: A permanent, quasi-sovereign nation floating in international waters.

With a $500,000 donation from PayPal founder Peter Thiel, a Google engineer and a former Sun Microsystems programmer have launched The Seasteading Institute, an organization dedicated to creating experimental ocean communities “with diverse social, political, and legal systems.”

Author: John Battelle

A founder of NewCo (current CEO), sovrn (Chair), Federated Media, Web 2 Summit, The Industry Standard, Wired. Author, investor, board member (Acxiom, Sovrn, NewCo), bike rider, yoga practitioner.

5 thoughts on “Utopia Ho!”

  1. Sending a bunch of millionaires floating away on an island…sounds good to me! I have a few names I’d like to suggest. I’ll provide the MRE’s. Seriously, don’t these guys have anything more productive to do with their money? A floating commune?
    -Jeff
    http://MREmeals.net

  2. This sounds like fun. Floating on a raft of plastic bottles with a bunch of libertarian whackjobs. Daily discussion topics include Ayn Rand and which person we should eat first when the generator dies.

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